SO3701 : Garrison Tower and sundial, Usk Castle

taken 8 years ago, near to Usk, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Great Britain

Garrison Tower and sundial, Usk Castle
Garrison Tower and sundial, Usk Castle
One being considerably older than the other!
The tower is considered to be a military masterpiece. Constructed around 1209 in the French style by William, Earl of Pembroke, it formed part of the curtain wall and dominated the Usk valley. Round walls enabled defenders to fire in all directions, making the tower less vulnerable to damage from attack.
The castle is privately owned.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 3 August, 2009
Category
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 37656 01068 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.2923N 2:54.2158W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 37680 01095
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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